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About the SPC Public Health Division

The SPC Public Health Division (PHD) is dedicated to improving the health, and therefore the future, of all Pacific Islanders. PHD strives to promote and protect the health of Pacific Island peoples. It advocates a holistic approach to health, supports sustainable capacity development, and facilitates and promotes collaboration with partners. I invite you to explore the diverse activities of the SPC Public Health Division through this website and encourage you to contact us if you would like to learn more.

 
Recent & forthcoming events
  • Nadi, Fiji, 29-30 April 2014 - Second Pacific directors of health meeting 
 
SPC helps Samoa with health surveillance for SIDS

Friday 29 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia

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The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has mobilised a team of health surveillance specialists to help the Samoa Ministry of Health with public health surveillance at the 3rd International Conference of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

‘It is important to enhance surveillance to enable early warning of potential public health threats during mass gathering events such as the SIDS Conference, which will bring more than 3000 people from around the world to Samoa,’ said Dr Yvan Souarès, Deputy Director of SPC’s Public Health Division.

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SPC launches a new web-based map of epidemic alerts in the Pacific

Wednesday 20 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia

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The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has just launched a new web-based interactive map showing current epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific region.
 
Deputy Director of SPC’s Public Health Division Dr Yvan Souarès said this new website has been developed to keep health professionals better informed and ensure they are better prepared to help protect the health of Pacific and international communities from epidemic and emerging diseases like chikungunya. 

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Photo competition

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Send photos of drama, billboards, newspaper advertisements, brochures, posters, T-shirts, key rings, wristbands or copies of TV and radio spots to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it    and go in the draw to win a Nikon Coolpix camera!

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Strengthening health information: a pressing need for the Pacific

Wednesday 21 May 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia – 


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A research article just published by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease reiterates the pressing need to strengthen health information in the Pacific, particularly in relation to data analysis, use and sharing.

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